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Pre-Purchase Inspections and Appraisals - Anywhere in the USA or Canada

Pre-Purchase Inspections

Our Pre-Purchase Inspections provide Buyers with all of the information necessary to help you make a Well-Educated decision before purchasing a Vehicle! Our Written Report with Large Format Photos and Test Drive Results leave the guess work out of the equation. Each Inspection is customized, using the most experienced man for each Job. We dont send a Mustang guy to look at a Cadillac if you catch our drift. Our turn-around is 2-3 days normally.

Be Sure to Read the "Frequently Asked Questions" Below for More Detailed Information on Our Inspections. A List of Items we Inspect is also Below. Buying a car from out of state can be a scary thing. But, our inspections will put you at ease.


Appraisals are usually sought by Vehicle Owners seeking to know Current Market Value so that they can obtain proper insurance coverage or so that Owners can have current expectations on Value when it is time to sell. There is no standardized cost for Appraisals so Please call us to get pricing. 1-888-762-5570.

To Order a Pre-Purchase Inspection:

Start By Clicking the Pay Now Button Below:
  • 1. Select Payment Method (Credit Card or PayPal) Below.
  • 2. Select Proper Amount
  • 3. In the Process, Look for the Option to Send Us Notes and Include the Following:
    ~ Seller's Full Name and Address Where Inspection Will Take Place
    ~ Seller's Telephone Number
    ~ Any Website Address Where car may be Previewed
  • 4. If you missed the option to send notes, simply send us an email with the info in #3 above (Info@ClassicCarGuy.com) after Payment

  • ....You may also Call Us to set it up (1-888-762-5570)


    The fee for our pre-purchase inspections is $375.00. Ssome inspections are less comprehensive in scope and can be arranged for a lesser price. (Call Us). Repeat Customers enjoy a discount at $350.

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    The Advantages of a Classic Car Guy Inspection:

    A pre-purchase inspection doesn't cost you money, it saves you money! Our detailed reports can uncover all types of hidden problems before they become your problems.

    Our reports are the most detailed in the business. Each component of the automobile is graded on a 1-5 scale (like OCPG) and comments are given. We look for rust issues at rocker panels, wheel well openings, floor pans, trunk bottoms etc. Each body panel is graded separately for paint, body condition and fit assuring that inspectors take the time to look at everything. We will address most anything that you have a concern about.

    BEST OF ALL...
    • You don't have to get on an airplane and pay for meals and a hotel. We have good coverage of the USA and Canada. Chances are good that we have a qualified local inspector in the neighborhood who can test drive and inspect the car of your interest.
    • You will have an objective, professional third party opinion. A seller may not quite represent the car accurately. It is not usually that a Seller is trying to fool a Buyer. It just happens. For your own piece of mind, we suggest that you get an inspection before you buy, EVEN IF IT IS'NT FROM US ! It is just good policy.
    • You will get ALL the information accurately. Our detailed reports can uncover all types of hidden problems before they become your problems. Each of our reports includes photos and a test drive. You will have the information you need to make an informed decision on a purchase. If questions remain you can always speak with the inspector about the report.
    • You get the advantage of hiring an expert. Our inspectors are pre-qualified for each Inspection. For-instance, we will not ask a Mustang expert to inspect a Mercedes (or vice versa). Our inspectors are licensed appraisers, automobile restorers, car show judges, body shop owners, expert certified mechanics, museum curators, etc.
    • You get large format photographs with every report. Often the pictures you get from a seller show only the good spots. Our inspectors are good at documenting all of the trouble areas. Generally, a minimum of 40 Pictures are emailed to you.
    • You get a Test Drive. Our inspectors will test drive each car themselves or sit with the owner and take notes. You will receive information that describes the performance of the automobile with each CCG report.

    • Our Pre-Purchase Inspection Process:

      1) You may place an order for a pre-purchase inspection by paying for it on this page.

      2) One of our inspectors, nearest to the car of interest, will be given the assignment. The inspector will immediately contact the owner of the automobile by telephone so that an appointment can be made.

      3) At the convenience of the seller, the inspector travels to the owner's car, or they meet at an alternate location. The inspector will use our Field Checklist, when inspecting the Vehicle. He will spend at least one hour (often closer to two) grading each component of the automobile on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is perfect, 5 is bad. Comments are given where needed on the checklist. Paint quality, Body parts, Brightwork, Glass, Rubber, Frame and Interior Components, trunks, and engine compartments of every vehicle are all carefully inspected. See the list below of items inspected. The car will be test driven if at all possible. Comments are made on the checklist regarding the test drive. Many photographs are taken.

      4) Often within the same day, the inspector sendss the report to our office where it is reviewed. We send the inspection report to you (by email) within 12-24 hours of the time of inspection.

      Join our Appraiser/Inspector Database

      If you would like to join our group of automobile inspectors and appraisers please send us an email and tell us where you are located and briefly state your credentials! We would like to know more about you! We will get back to you. It is fun making money doing something you love!


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  Phone/Fax: 888.762.5570 (24 Hours)

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